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Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Training

UCCS Beth-El College Extended Studies


$950 plus textbook

UCCS Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Target audience:
The Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Training Program is a 44-hour training program designed for bilingual individuals who speak English and Spanish and work in the medical field or in a healthcare setting.

Brief description:
All participants will be assessed to determine their level of fluency prior to enrollment. Language Assessment requests must be emailed to

Participants who complete the training receive a Certificate of Training Completion that meets federal guidelines.

The Law: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 13166 of 1990 mandate that healthcare providers - including private practitioners - receiving Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal funding must provide speakers of limited English "meaningful access" to their services, when those speakers constitute a specified percentage of the demographic. The courts have interpreted "meaningful access" to mean face-to-face interpretation, as well as translation of vital documents. In Colorado, this demographic involves speakers of Spanish.

Who Should Attend:
■Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, front office staff, receptionists, dieticians, laboratory technicians, social workers, etc. who are bilingual in English and Spanish
■Interpreters and translators currently employed in the medical field or healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, pharmacies, rehabilitation clinics, etc.
■Independent interpreters
■Interpreters with other interpreting credentials, such as those who have completed the Spanish/English Legal Interpreter Certificate Program or the Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate Program
■Individuals seeking employment in the medical field or in a healthcare setting
■Individuals seeking their first professional interpreting certificate

Contact information:
UCCS Beth-El College
Phone: (719) 255-4486
Fax: (719) 255-4284
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